Tropical permanent crops

Tropical permanent crops such as coffee, cashews and bananas are very popular with Swiss consumers. However, these crops and their cultivation methods are often the subject of public criticism.

The cultivation by Bio Suisse Organic operations naturally already fulfils the high requirements of the Bio Suisse certification. Nevertheless, Bio Suisse is aware of the ecological and social responsibility that the import of these goods entails. For this reason, Bio Suisse has developed a “Vision of diversified and multifunctional tropical permanent crops”. In it, Bio Suisse sets out a long-term vision for the cultivation of permanent tropical crops. It provides guidelines for the affected operations and Bio Suisse itself for the further development of its standards.